If you need to get a new electricity connection for your farm, you first need to find out the size of the electrical load you require. Your electrical contractor helps you acquire this information. Then select one of the options below.
Please make sure you adhere to SafeElectric regulations regarding farm supplies. Contact your electrical contractor for further information.
Electrical loads of 29 kVA (29 kW) or less
Examples of premises that typically use loads of 29kVA or less include storage sheds for farm machinery, workshops (without welding equipment) or pump houses. These loads are treated the same as a Single Domestic Connection.
Electrical Loads 30 kVA (30kW) or more
Examples of farm premises that typically use loads of 30kVA or more are milking parlours, workshops with welding equipment or a medium/large cottage industry. These loads are treated the same as Commercial Single Unit Connections.
Outside Lighting Supply 3 kVA (3 kW) or less
Go to Single House Connection and follow the steps outlined. Please state clearly that the supply is required for farm lighting.
Access to your lands
If ESB Networks staff needs to enter your lands to examine or work on the electrical network, we follow the Code of Practice for Access to lands.
You can also call 1800 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 to request a copy or you can download it here.
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Electrical safety on the farm is of the utmost importance to ESB Networks. To learn more, go to our farm safety section or visit the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) website.